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What About Your Rights as an Employer to Monitor an Employee’s Social Media Accounts?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
While in some states employers are able to establish company policies that limit what employees can post about employers, New York’s laws protect the employee’s privacy rights. First of all, New Yo...
Is It Legal to Monitor Your Employees’ Phone Calls?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employer, you may wonder where to draw the lines as far as monitoring employees’ phone calls at work. Certainly for quality control purposes, it makes sense to monitor calls with customers or...
What to Do When You Have Been Hurt at Work
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Under the laws of New York, if you have been hurt on the job, you have a right to seek benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation system. The program is what has been commonly referred to as ...
Minor Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty .   Whenever we meet with Homeowners who are thinking of selling, we usually give them some homework befo...
Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty   Queens Real Estate Market 2015 Year in Review Welcome to our first edition of the “Queens Real Estate M...
Can You Ask Employees to Undergo Medical Screening and Ask About Medical History?
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Employment Defense Attorney talks about Non Discrimination Act Knowing what you can ask and must not ask employees or job applicants is vital for businesses. With all the information avail...
Should you Sell a Property with or without Tenants?
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home team at Keller Williams Realty So you own a rental or investment property in Queens and you’ve determined that now is the right time to ...
What Does the 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Mean for You as an Employer?
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 200 200 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans A minimum wage increase of $8.75 to $9.00 went into effect in New York on December 31, 2015. For employers, it obviously means you must pay higher wages to all employees who...
Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 245 245 recommendations | email to a friend
There are various types of business organizations: corporations, general partnerships and sole proprietorships. These business organizations have their own legal requirements so they can also be co...
Press Agents—Foot Soldiers in Celebrity Divorce Wars
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 262 262 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Dec 31, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce , PTB Blog How Celebrities Win and Lose at Divorce For regular folks, divorce is mostly won or lost in the courtroom, or in legal proc...

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O’Neill’s scoring frenzy leds St. Joe’s to comeback
Trailing by as many as 14 points, senior Matt O’Neill scored 29 of his career-high 36 points as St. Joseph’s College used a strong second-half surge to move back above .500 and level their conferen...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Storm men still looking for first Big East win
The Red Storm couldn’t hold off Marquette’s second-half charge as the Golden Eagles erased a double-digit deficit to come away with an 81-75 victory on Saturday in Milwaukee. St. John’s was led by ...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Colgate games gets early start with Pratt meet
New and familiar faces shared the spotlight as the nation’s largest track and field series for women, the Colgate Women’s Games, enjoyed an early season start at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Thousa...
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for the memories, Tom Coughlin
After another lackluster campaign in 2015 for the New York Giants, there was a feeling Sunday that change was in the air after the regular season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles. Four consec...
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s women ride big second quarter to victory
The St. Joseph’s College women’s basketball team outscored Purchase College 26-11 in the second quarter and four Lady Bears scored in double figures for a 76-66 Skyline Conference road victory on M...
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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For the Jets, it’s simple: win & in
Entering Week 16, there was certainly a lot to like about the way the Jets season had taken shape thus far. A surprising 9-5 record, a lot of feel good stories, but there was this feeling of emptin...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Struggles continue for St. John’s men
Women still unbeaten at home
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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A look back at the year’s biggest sports stories
Mets make the World Series The New York Mets made a playoff run to remember, reaching their first World Series since 2000. The Amazins’ came up short against the Kansas City Royals, but excited bas...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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After Sunday’s Embarrassing Behavior, It’s Time For Talented Giants WR Odell Beckham To Grow Up.
Sunday’s game between the Giants and the Carolina Panthers was one of the most bizarre football games I’ve watched in quite a while. Yes, the game had its fair share of drama and a ton of meaningfu...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s stuffs stat sheet, but falls short to NJIT
Despite having five players score double-figures, St. John’s suffered an 83-74 setback to NJIT on Sunday in Queens. The hot-shooting Highlanders sank 11 3-pointers and finished with a 52.1 field go...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rocks battle, but fall short
Kevin Grogan described himself as “extremely proud” of his Shamrocks side after they succumbed 1-0 to Lansdowne on Saturday night in the Irish Derby at Tibbett’s Brook Park. The Rocks were reduced ...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Offseason Work for Yanks, Mets Far From Over
For the first offseason since 2007, both New York baseball teams are fresh off playoff appearances. The road back to the postseason started at this year’s winter meetings in Nashville and the retoo...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s tops Syracuse for second straight year
Red Storm used balance scoring for seventh win
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fordham outlasts LIU Brooklyn in overtime thriller
For most of last Tuesday night’s game, it seemed like LIU Brooklyn was going to end Fordham’s six-game winning streak. The Blackbirds used a 19-0 run and led by nine points at the half, shooting 52...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens, Brooklyn natives shine for Fordham Rams
When the Fordham Rams basketball team trounced the St. John’s Red Storm 73-57 in a December 2nd showdown in the Bronx, many heads turned. It was Fordham’s first victory over St. John’s in nearly fi...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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An American flag flies at half-staff in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in honor of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as the sun rises in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential proclamation has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at the Supreme Court, the White House and elsewhere in honor of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.


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By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel voiced doubt on Sunday that an international ceasefire plan for Syria would succeed, suggesting a sectarian partition of the country was inevitable and perhaps preferable. While formally neutral on the five-year civil war racking its neighbor, Israel has some sway among the world powers that have mounted armed interventions and which on Friday agreed on a "cessation of hostilities" to begin within a week. The deal, clinched at a Munich security conference, is already beset by recriminations between Russia, which backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad militarily and wants to see his rule restored, and Western powers that have called for change in Damascus involving select opposition groups.
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A Red Crescent aid convoy enters Wafideen Camp, which is controlled by Syrian government forces, to deliver aid into the rebel held besieged city of Douma, Damascus suburbs, SyriaBy Tom Perry and Noah Barkin BEIRUT/MUNICH (Reuters) - The Turkish army shelled Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day on Sunday, while Russia made clear it would continue bombing Syrian rebel targets, raising doubts that a planned ceasefire would bring much relief. Major powers agreed on Friday to a limited cessation of hostilities in Syria but the deal does not take effect until the end of this week and was not signed by any warring parties - the Damascus government and numerous rebel factions fighting it. Russian bombing raids directed at rebel groups are meanwhile helping the Syrian army to achieve what could be its biggest victory of the war in the battle for Aleppo, the country's largest city and commercial hub before the conflict.


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